Practicing nurses' perspectives of clinical scholarship: a qualitative study

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BioMed Central Ltd.
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
BMC Nursing, 2013, 12 (21), pp. 1 - 1
Issue Date:
2013-01
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There is a scarcity of research published on clinical scholarship. Much of the conceptualisation has been conducted in the academy. Nurse academics espouse that the practice of nursing must be built within a framework of clinical scholarship. A key concept of clinical scholarship emerging from discussions in the literature is that it is an essential component of enabling evidencebased nursing and the development of best practice standards to provide for the needs of patients/clients. However, there is no comprehensive definition of clinical scholarship from the practicing nurses. The aim of this study was to contribute to this definitional discussion on the nature of clinical scholarship in nursing.
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